Businesses must flush out water supply before reopening to avoid deadly Legionnaires’ disease risk, government says

Businesses must flush out water supply before reopening to avoid deadly Legionnaires’ disease risk, government says. An article release by The Independent goes into detail of how the Government is warning reopening business and buildings to prepare to do a full flush of their water systems before reopening.

“Businesses have been warned to flush out the water supply in their building before they reopen as potentially deadly Legionella bacteria may have built up in water systems during the coronavirus lockdown.

Public Health England (PHE) said on Tuesday that dormant water systems would result in bacterial growth, particularly during periods of warm weather, which could pose a threat to the public.

Legionella bacteria is naturally present in water systems and causes Legionnaires’ disease – a form of severe pneumonia which is fatal in 10 per cent of cases.”

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